The Blind Prophet
The outlook Bron has is one that has been shaped and molded to label everything he/she encounters. The more labeling that happens in the exterior world brings more assumptions in and outside of Bron. The experiences under assumptions bring the same experiences over and over again. I believe it is this reason Bron cannot learn from her experiences, she won’t let herself settle outside of her systemized mind. By being in a new setting like Triton with all of its societal differences from what is known, Bron views all these new and different experiences through the same lens of what has been taught. This inherit trait of Bron reveals the stubbornness that won’t allow the being of wrong. I want to grab Bron by the shoulders and gently say “It’s okaaaaay to be wronnnggg”. I understand what it’s like to feel alienated from when I traveled through Europe, but I went into each experience with no expectation. Life lessons became prevalent from doing so. By Bron turning into a woman, he blames his lies to Audri on being a woman, assuming woman simply lie (272). I thought Bron would have had some type of self-actualizing moment from his life-altering decision to completely change his sex to a woman, but he plays the same embedded games as she blames herself, in spite of her own actions. I’ve learned of a practice that helps me have a mind that is ready to learn from Jack Kornfield’s book “A Path With Heart”. The practice is to encounter everyone as a teacher, regardless of what they’re teaching. Thank you, Bron, for teaching me what not to be.
Delany, Samuel R. Trouble on Triton. Wesleyan University, 1976
Kornfield, Jack. A Path with Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York, NY: Bantam, 1993. Print.
The Blind Seer. Digital image. Mrpsmythopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.